Friday, September 18, 2009

Rainy Day Happenings

I like rainy days- sometimes. It gives me a chance to get the house back in order. Gives the kids a chance to play on their own. Find new things to do indoors. And to practice for winter. Yes, practice. We all know once winter comes, then most days its too cold to go out for any long periods of time. And it's a lot of work to get 1, 2, 3 or 19 (Hello, Duggars!) kids all bundled up to spend a short amount of time outside before someone has to come back inside to pee. So, I like to gather ideas up and start seeing what works and what doesn't. I use old ideas from last year, get new ideas from other people's blogs and use my rainy day ideas as well.

Today I pulled all the cushions off the couch and love seat and laid them in one straight line and told the kids to have fun. They jumped from one to one. Raced. Wrestled. All sorts of fun stuff. It was a good 45 minutes of energy exerting bliss!

If you got any good ideas for things to do indoors then leave a comment and let me know. Goodness knows I need all the help I can get!


TnL's Mommy said...

I don't have any "great" ideas...I do craft stuff, fill the bottom of of like a 9x13 baking dish with rice or dried beans and let Logan play with little toy trucks or spoons as shovels in it. He will sit and play that one for a long time when I get it out cause he doesn't to it much. I will also have Hubby make a tent for the boys out of blankets as well.

I like your idea of using the cushions on the floor! That is a good one too!

Bernadette said...

three words...
hide and seek!

..looks like they had fun. Zoey's hair is gorgeous!

Bridgett said...

No super great ideas here...but good luck!

Zoey has such pretty hair.